Katie Insley

Associate Director

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 66

Email: [email protected]

Associate Director

Katie champions Human Resources and has an extensive network that has accumulated over her 16 years of HR recruitment experience.

She is very passionate about the function and has seen it evolve from a transactional purpose to a discipline that now has a seat on the board in many companies.

Katie continues to fight for HR’s importance and strongly believes that, without the right people in the organisation, the business is never going to be successful – you must get your people strategy right.

Placing the candidate’s journey and experience at the heart of her role, she adopts a relationship and people-first approach, getting to know people at an in-depth level and delving into their skills and motivations.

For Katie, people are more than just a CV. She is highly skilled in providing career consultations, enabling her to support professionals find the right HR jobs throughout each career move.

Katie has hosted events, such as CHRO dinners and webinars, to bring the senior HR community in the Netherlands together and facilitate discussions on trending topics.

Katie’s Interests

Katie is interested in interior design, fine dining, swimming, and spending time with her young family.

She also has a strong interest in nutrition and has received an additional qualification for the subject. The science behind what people consume and how people live their lives is something Katie is very curious about.

Katie's Successful Candidates

  • HR Director
  • Head of Reward
  • TA Director
  • HRIS Manager
  • L&D Director

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Katie Insley

Associate Director

Phone number: +31 20 241 73 66

Email: [email protected]

Katie champions Human Resources and has an extensive network that has accumulated over her 16 years of HR recruitment experience.

She is very passionate about the function and has seen it evolve from a transactional purpose to a discipline that now has a seat on the board in many companies.

Katie continues to fight for HR’s importance and strongly believes that, without the right people in the organisation, the business is never going to be successful – you must get your people strategy right.

Placing the candidate’s journey and experience at the heart of her role, she adopts a relationship and people-first approach, getting to know people at an in-depth level and delving into their skills and motivations.

For Katie, people are more than just a CV. She is highly skilled in providing career consultations, enabling her to support professionals find the right HR jobs throughout each career move.

Katie has hosted events, such as CHRO dinners and webinars, to bring the senior HR community in the Netherlands together and facilitate discussions on trending topics.

Katie’s Interests

Katie is interested in interior design, fine dining, swimming, and spending time with her young family.

She also has a strong interest in nutrition and has received an additional qualification for the subject. The science behind what people consume and how people live their lives is something Katie is very curious about.

Katie's Successful Candidates

  • HR Director
  • Head of Reward
  • TA Director
  • HRIS Manager
  • L&D Director
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Clients

Testimonial

Katie did an amazing job of first identifying what I truly wanted as a next step in my career and then nudged me in the right direction (even when I wasn’t sure it was the right spot!) into a position I’m really excited about.

On top of this, Katie was very responsive throughout the entire process from start to finish (even checking in on me during my resignation week and long after I would consider typical from a recruiter); professional but also personable - exactly the kind of person I like working with. 

I would absolutely recommend anyone to reach out for a chat with Katie if you’re looking for a next step.

Katie Jette, Senior HR & Transformation Leader

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Katie Insley Joins as Associate Director for HR in the Netherlands

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Q2 2021: HR Market Update in the Netherlands

Q2 2021: HR Market Update in the Netherlands

As we enter Q2 2021, our HR experts in the Netherlands give an overview of the market… The Human Resources market in the Netherlands has seen a positive start to the year, with businesses forging ahead with recruitment plans during Q1. The

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Q2 2022: Netherlands HR Recruitment Market Insights

Q2 2022: Netherlands HR Recruitment Market Insights

As we enter Q2, we have continued to see a buoyant recruitment market across Human Resources and significant turnover within HR teams. As businesses continue to grapple with this challenge, attention has turned to retention strategies and how busines

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Q1 2023: HR Netherlands - Recruitment Market Review

Q1 2023: HR Netherlands - Recruitment Market Review

As we move into the New Year, it’s been interesting hearing the thoughts of our network regarding their recruitment plans. We may be experiencing high levels of inflation - as well as some economic challenges – however, the tone among

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Hybrid Working & Wellbeing in the  Workplace - Embracing the New Normal

Hybrid Working & Wellbeing in the Workplace - Embracing the New Normal

“The recent Surgeon General report on Mental Health and Well-being reports 81% of workers say they will be looking for workplaces that support mental health in the future.” Leaders are discussing how they can be deemed an employer of c

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The Importance of the Employee Experience

The Importance of the Employee Experience

Katie Insley, Associate Director, explores the second quarter of the year and discusses the uplift in HR opportunities across the Netherlands. There have of course been significant challenges in some industries, but many have reported g

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Q4 2023 HR Recruitment Market Update

Q4 2023 HR Recruitment Market Update

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Katie Insley JOBS

Attractive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted 7 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international consumer brand as it looks to recruit a Head of HR Technology & Analytics to drive process optimisation and the evolution in to a truly data-driven organisation.

Managing a team in the HR Analytics and HRIS space, you will be end responsible for the HR digital agenda across the global organisation.

The role reports directly into the CHRO, sits on HRLT, and offers an opportunity to join a business where achieving a significant impact is possible.

Responsibilities of the Head of HR Technology & Analytics: 
  • Providing insights to support data-driven business decisions linked to the people agenda
  • Through effective storytelling, you’ll translate analysis into practical solutions to optimise the workforce to support the achievement of business goals
  • Raise the bar in terms of efficiencies and process optimisation in all aspects of HR technology
  • Establish data governance to increase transparency and autonomy of data
  • Manage and inspire a team to deliver a best-in-class service to the business
Experience required:
  • High level of technical knowledge linked to innovation in HRIS and HR Analytics space
  • Digitally savvy and data driven
  • Able to build strong relationships internally and externally
  • User centric and a growth mindset
  • Knowledge in data analysis, modelling, data visualisation and advanced Excel skills
  • Great leadership skills
  • Ideally a BSc with a focus on Data/Analytics (IT/Economics)
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Attractive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted 7 months ago
On behalf of a high-profile international brand, EMEA Recruitment is hiring a Head of HR Transformation to drive transformational change across the global business.

Using Agile principles, you\'ll drive organisation-wide change projects where you will be deployed as a squad with executive sponsorship.

The role sits on the HRLT and reports into the CHRO so it\'s a high-profile and critical role for the organisation.

Responsibilities of the Head of HR Transformation:
  • Own the strategy and global implementation of medium/long term transformative projects
  • Manage end-to-end transformation from conceptual design to full deployment
  • Research industry trends to advise executives on innovative practices to optimise organisational change
  • Work with HR peers to upskill them in driving global transformation
  • Use people analytics to drive data-driven decision making
Experience Required:
  • Significant experience leading and driving transformation in an international setting
  • In-depth understanding of Agile principles and leading a squad
  • Knowledge of change management, organisation design and workforce analytics
  • Able to work cross-functionally and communicate with senior stakeholders
  • Commercially minded with strong business acumen
  • Master\'s level education would be ideal
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€50,000-60,000 + benefits
Posted 4 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working exclusively with an international creative business as they look to recruit a HR Generalist to support employees at its Netherlands location in Midrecht.

As the HR Generalist, you will be responsible for all aspects of the employee journey and be the key point of contact for HR-related queries.
 
You will work closely with the Managing Director for the Netherlands business and support the business through positive change.

Responsibilities of the HR Generalist:
  • Managing the end-to-end recruitment process
  • Onboarding new employees 
  • Supporting managers with people-related issues
  • Operational tasks linked to employee lifecycle
  • Ensuring HR policies and procedures are kept updated
  • HR projects
Experience required:
  • 3+ years of HR experience
  • Understanding of Dutch labour law
  • Great communicator
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€65,000 - €85,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted 3 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business in Amersfoort as they look to hire a Workday Integration Specialist to join their Global HR Team.

The key focus of the role is to define, develop and drive the integration roadmap for their global HR landscape. You will work closely with IT, HR service managers and local HR managers.

The business has a strong sense of purpose and offers an open and team-orientated environment where values of trust, inclusivity and integrity are important.

Responsibilities of Workday Integration Consultant:
  • Collaborate with technical architects to develop and drive integration solutions
  • Partner with HR and IT teams to build a roadmap for future Workday/Payroll Integrations
  • Design integration solutions to enable efficient data exchange between Workday and other systems
  • Provide guidance on integration best practices, tools and technologies
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for integration-related discussions 
Experience required:
  • Bachelor\'s degree, preferably in Computer Science
  • Professional working experience in web services development, implementation, and rollout
  • HRIS, BIRT, EIB, and integration middleware is a must
  • Experience with Visual Studio 2010, ASP. NET, C#, VB, Ajax, J-Script, and J-Query is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English
 EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€90,000-105,000 + car/benefits
Posted 2 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business in its search for a HR Portfolio Manager. You\'ll be based at our client\'s global HQ in the Noord Brabant region.

This is a newly created role based in the newly established Center of Excellence for HR Strategy & Transformation.

The HR Portfolio Manager will be responsible for collecting, tracking and supporting the initiation and steering of HR projects to make the HR organisation more effective and impactful in the future.

Responsibilities of HR Portfolio Manager:
  • Collect and maintain the portfolio of projects and improvement initiatives within the HR organisation
  • Track progress, impact and value of all initiatives from initiation until closure
  • Review initiatives at the start of the project to ensure they are set up for success, including the correct staffing, resources, and budget
  • Set up business cases and project charters for initiatives
  • Facilitate stage gate controls for projects in order to start, stop, slow down and accelerate initiatives 
  • Support change management activities in the project portfolio 
  • Motivate business leaders and the wider HR community to adopt change initiatives
Experience/qualifications required:
  • Educated to a master’s degree level

  • Ideally a qualification in portfolio or project management

  • Significant experience in HR project portfolio management or program management from at top tier consulting or inhouse consulting department

  • Strong interest in business transformation and change

  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship-building skills

  • Experience with quality improvement & operational excellence preferably in a technical environment

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€130,000-145,000 + car/bonus/benefits
Posted 2 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business as they look to recruit a Global HR Business Partner for their HR function, based at its global HQ in the Noord Brabant region.

The business continues to go through a period of transformation in HR, and as \'HR for HR\' the Global HR Business Partner will be a strategic advisor and sparring partner to the Chief HR Officer to help guide the function through this change from a people perspective.

Responsibilities of Global HR Business Partner - HR:
  • Develop the People Plan and set the people priorities to support the requirements of the HR and business agenda
  • Enable the People Plan delivery in collaboration with people services teams across the globe
  • Own the talent agenda and ensure current and future talent needs are met
  • Provide insight and support to the HR leadership team including developing organisational design, culture, leadership, talent, capability development and change
  • Act as a sparring partner to CHRO on people topics
  • Coach the HR leadership team to further grow their leadership skills and potential

Experience/skills required:

  • Significant experience in a Senior HRBP role gained in an international setting
  • Experience partnering with a corporate function such as HR, Finance, Legal
  • Able to translate business needs into tangible people plans 
  • Credible business partner able to operate as part of a senior leadership team 
  • Acts as a talent champion and has experience in driving and deploying successful talent development initiatives
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills 
  • Able to balance business and HR priorities 
  • Resilient and tenacious with a ‘can do’ mindset
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€85,000- 95,000 + benefits
Posted 3 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with a growing international business as they look to recruit a Global Reward Manager to join their Global Reward CofE.

The Global Reward Manager will have oversight across all aspects of Total Reward with a key focus on Executive Compensation and related job architecture, grading and policies as well as global benefits.

If you\'d like to redefine the status quo and continuously look for improvements in the reward space to ensure the business stays competitive through creative and innovative solutions this is a great opportunity!

Responsibilities of Global Reward Manager:
  • Support the development of global and local reward initiatives
  • Implementation and management of global reward projects
  • External benchmarking using market data providers such as Hay, Mercer etc.
  • Execute job grading process with a specific focus on executive-level roles
  • Manage relationships with external benefits vendors, looking to harmonise where possible to achieve economies of scale
  • Working closely with stakeholders to ensure the reward strategy meets their needs and business goals

Experience required:
  • Significant experience in a regional or global total reward role supporting multiple countries
  • Global grading experience using HAY methodology
  • Experience of executive compensation
  • Good understanding and expertise in international benefits
  • Strong project management skills
  • Fluent in English (additional languages an advantage)

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€75,000-90,000 + benefits
Posted 3 weeks ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international technology business as they look to recruit a HR Director for their French business based near Nanterre.

The role works as part of a HR team of three and provides HR support to a headcount of approximately 75 people.

The HR Director role requires someone who can work with senior leaders to develop the HR strategy as well as being hands-on and working in a tactical manner.

Responsibilities of HR Director:
  • Implement and monitor HR policies in line with company goals
  • Manage recruitment process including effective onboarding
  • Define and implement employee development programs
  • Manage union relationships and negotiations
  • Ensure smooth running of annual review process
  • Manage HR and Payroll budget alongside Finance
  • Support managers to effectively handle their people-related issues
  • Work on a range of HR projects

Experience required:
  • Higher education level BAC + 5 in a related subject
  • 8+ years of HR experience gained in an international environment
  • Able to switch between strategic, tactical and operational tasks
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively
  • Good knowledge of French labor law
  • Fluent in French and English

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
£75,000 - £85,000
Posted 16 hrs ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international fashion retail business as they look to recruit a Senior HR Operations Manager for a maternity cover of 12 months.

The Senior HR Operations Manager will lead a team of five, providing HR Operations support for c1200 employees across the UK, Ireland, Nordics, Germany and Austria.

You will be responsible for delivering excellent customer service to employees and business stakeholders, ensuring an efficient, accurate, compliant and timely processing of all HR operational tasks in this region.

Responsibilities of Senior HR Operations Manager:
  • Ensure smooth, timely and accurate processing and delivery of all administrative HR tasks including but not limited to contracts, forms, written references, absence tracking, exit documents
  • Work closely with the payroll manager of the region to ensure accuracy and deliver great customer experience
  • Produce accuracy metrics monthly
  • Ensure HR systems (Workday and T&A systems) are accurately maintained 
  • Own new T&A systems implementation in Austria and Germany
  • Provide first-level support on ER cases, work closely with the HRBP in managing complex issues
  • Manage the relations with local authorities, unions, and employer’s associations as needed
  • Manage and develop a team of five people (2 advisors and 3 administrators)
  • Implement and review policies and procedures 

Experience required:
  • Proven international HR operations experience with a strong knowledge of labour regulations 
  • Customer-centric approach
  • Solutions driven with the ability to adapt and flex as needed
  • Able to challenge the “status quo” and be able to optimize processes
  • Ability to build relations with senior leaders
  • People manager experience is essential
  • Previous experience with Workday and T&A systems preferred
  • Fluency in English, German language is a plus

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
€55,000 - €70,000 plus bonus
Posted 16 hrs ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with an international business in Amersfoort as they look to hire a HR Analyst to join their global HR team.

The HR Analyst will transform data into actionable insights that will allow for better decision-making in the HR function to support the business vision and goals.

The HR Technology function has big ambitions and this role offers a great opportunity to help shape the approach to analytics in the future as the business moves towards predictive analytics.

The business has a strong sense of purpose and offers an open and team-orientated environment where values of trust, inclusivity and integrity are important.


Responsibilities of HR Analyst:
  • Collecting data-related requirements and developing reports, dashboards and graphs using Workday and Power BI
  • Ensuring data quality is of a high standard
  • Analyse the story behind the data and translate this into meaningful visualisations
  • Present insight to to board to support their business decisions
  • Provide support and training to other employees on using reports and dashboards effectively
  • Ensure compliance with data security and privacy regulations

Experience required:
  • Proven experience in HR Analytics/Reporting role
  • Good knowledge of Power BI essential, PowerAutomate an advantage
  • Good command of Excel for reporting and analytical purposes
  • Working knowledge of HRIS such as Workday, SuccessFactors, Peoplesoft
  • Ability to interpret complex data sets and communicate insights effectively to senior stakeholders
  • Fluent in English

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.